Category: Community

DU Legal Studies students help provide about $100,000 worth of free estate planning services to community
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DU Legal Studies students help provide about $100,000 worth of free estate planning services to community

Estate planning is key for senior citizens, but some local seniors and low income citizens might not have the spare funds to pay a lawyer to draft necessary legal documents. Through the Davenport Estate Planning Service program, students at Davenport University have provided about $100,000 worth of free legal estate planning services over the last...

Student volunteers from DU provide free income tax prep for Grand Rapids families
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Student volunteers from DU provide free income tax prep for Grand Rapids families

This year, Davenport University volunteers — including students, staff, faculty and alumni — will provide more than 10,000 hours of service through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, an IRS initiative that offers free income tax preparation for low income families. More than 40 of the volunteers hail from DU’s accounting program. Some utilize VITA...

Holland Campus collects donations for veterans
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Holland Campus collects donations for veterans

To celebrate Veterans Day, Davenport University’s Holland Campus collected more than $600 in clothing, toiletries and snacks for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. This annual collection is spearheaded by Advisor Frank Roder. “It was a great success and is a small, yet tremendously impactful way for DU to say ‘thank you’ to all the...

DU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council named to Top 10 for ERG & Council Honors Award
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DU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council named to Top 10 for ERG & Council Honors Award

Davenport University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council was named 10th in the Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups at the annual ERG & Council Conference. “Having made it to the Top 10 for two consecutive years is very exciting,” said Rhae-Ann Booker,  Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The ERG & Council Honors Award...

Walking a mile in combat boots: Simulation enhances understanding of veteran student experiences
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Walking a mile in combat boots: Simulation enhances understanding of veteran student experiences

As part of the Veterans Bachelor of Science in Nursing (VBSN) program’s ongoing commitment to Davenport University’s veteran students, a military simulation will be offered to faculty and staff at the Great Lakes Bay Region campus in Midland on Friday, Oct. 27. “Intended to provide an educational insight into the lives of military students, this...

Mental health event raises more than $60,000
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Mental health event raises more than $60,000

More than $60,000 was raised at the annual NAMIWalks Grand Rapids event hosted at Davenport University on Saturday. More than 400 people attended the event. “The Davenport family came out in force,” said Karen Daley, Dean of the College of Health Professions. “According to NAMI, one in five college students face a mental health condition....

DU Summer Math Camp a Big Hit
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DU Summer Math Camp a Big Hit

The DU Summer Math Camp 2017 program recently helped 24 students aged 10-16 discover the beauty of patterns and relationships inherent in the rotations and flips of rectangles and triangles. “This area of mathematics, called group theory, is at the very heart of modern mathematics and is used by chemists and physicists to understand the...

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